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# abbey-theatre - Last year 2021

Dublin City Council is using compulsory purchase orders to buy buildings to expand Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Dublin City Council is using compulsory purchase orders to buy buildings to expand Abbey Theatre

Jul 18th 2021, 7:30 AM 28,264 Views 25 Comments

Plans to expand the theatre were first unveiled in 2017.

Abbey Theatre board announces appointment of new artistic and executive directors
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre board announces appointment of new artistic and executive directors

Feb 23rd 2021, 3:16 PM 11,164 Views 13 Comments

The two new directors will join the Abbey staff in early May.

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Test live performances of music and theatre to take place in Dublin venues starting next week
# Live Performances
# Live Performances

Test live performances of music and theatre to take place in Dublin venues starting next week

Dec 13th 2020, 6:04 PM 15,928 Views 12 Comments

The Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce recommended that cultural venues be reassessed under the government’s five-level plan.

'Something is going to break': Omniplex boss says cinemas won't be viable long-term with 2m social distancing
# Phase Three
# Phase Three

'Something is going to break': Omniplex boss says cinemas won't be viable long-term with 2m social distancing

Jun 25th 2020, 4:32 PM 17,982 Views 27 Comments

The acceleration of the reopening roadmap has allowed businesses like cinemas to open earlier than expected.

Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Work begins on next stage of Abbey Theatre's €80 million redevelopment plan

Oct 30th 2019, 10:48 AM 10,607 Views 17 Comments

The building in which the National Theatre is housed is over 50 years old.

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors
# Culture
# Culture

Abbey 'committed' to change after January's damning open letter from actors and directors

May 2nd 2019, 4:01 PM 7,107 Views 4 Comments

As part of the changes, the theatre has committed to a review of all pay rates, with any amendments to be implemented in 2020.

Intimidation, harassment and saddled with drug debt: The problems facing the most isolated women of Dublin's inner city
# Dublin Will Show You How
# Dublin Will Show You How

Intimidation, harassment and saddled with drug debt: The problems facing the most isolated women of Dublin's inner city

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:30 PM 32,164 Views 2 Comments

A new work will look into coercion and intimidation facing women in Dublin.

'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction'
# Drama
# Drama

'A positive first step': Abbey meets with theatre makers over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction'

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:05 PM 7,346 Views 4 Comments

Over 400 theatre makers have signed an open letter raising their concerns to Culture Minister Josepha Madigan.

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'
# Complaint
# Complaint

Artists who wrote letter criticising Abbey Theatre direction 'won't be blacklisted'

Jan 30th 2019, 5:49 PM 7,260 Views 7 Comments

That was among the sentiments expressed at an Oireachtas committee meeting today during which the current issues with the Abbey Theatre were discussed.

Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'

Jan 29th 2019, 12:44 PM 8,691 Views 10 Comments

The signatories of the letter, and representatives of the theatre and the Arts Council. will also appear before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow.

Arts Council freezes €300k in Abbey funding following complaints by actors and directors
# Not Very Abbey
# Not Very Abbey

Arts Council freezes €300k in Abbey funding following complaints by actors and directors

Jan 8th 2019, 9:48 PM 15,642 Views 15 Comments

In a statement today, the council said that it has sought assurances from the national theatre.

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction
# Cultural Concerns
# Cultural Concerns

Actors and directors write to Minister over 'deep concern and dissatisfaction' with Abbey Theatre's direction

Jan 7th 2019, 6:10 PM 31,974 Views 36 Comments

The letter is signed by more than 300 names, including many high-profile ones.

Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light
# National Theatre
# National Theatre

Major redevelopment of the Abbey Theatre a step closer as it awaits government green light

Oct 30th 2018, 12:05 AM 11,909 Views 19 Comments

The Abbey Theatre’s long hoped-for redevelopment is awaiting final approval from the government.

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role
# Good Boy
# Good Boy

There's a play about Hamlet opening in the Abbey - and this Great Dane has a starring role

May 19th 2018, 5:30 PM 7,541 Views 6 Comments

‘Rehearsal, Playing the Dane’ opens on Wednesday.

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin
# RIP
# RIP

Former member of The Chieftains Ronnie McShane has died in Dublin

Oct 31st 2017, 8:14 AM 26,705 Views 5 Comments

He died peacefully and is survived by his wife Vera.

Trump, the Famine and a troubled Galway of the future - Irish theatre is getting dark
# Dystopian Times
# Dystopian Times

Trump, the Famine and a troubled Galway of the future - Irish theatre is getting dark

Aug 31st 2017, 8:00 PM 7,635 Views 13 Comments

A new adaptation of Star of the Sea is among the shows.

Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"
# First Preview
# First Preview

Hundreds queue for free tickets as Abbey Theatre shows it is "open to all"

Jun 23rd 2017, 7:02 PM 15,188 Views 19 Comments

They were queuing for tickets for a preview of the show Room.

Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Pat Kinevane: 'We can be terribly cruel - so that drives me to try and make some sense of people'

Apr 11th 2017, 7:03 PM 10,540 Views 2 Comments

Pat Kinevane has won an Olivier Award for his acting. He’s currently showing his acclaimed trilogy at the Peacock Stage in the Abbey Theatre.

Glenstal withstand dramatic Árdscoil comeback to reach first final in 47 years
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# Abbey Theatre

Glenstal withstand dramatic Árdscoil comeback to reach first final in 47 years

Mar 2nd 2017, 4:57 PM 9,428 Views 3 Comments

Tries from Jack O’Mahony, George Downing and Luke Fitzgerald secured a famous victory.

'People tell me my book has changed their life'
# Girls Will Be Girls
# Girls Will Be Girls

'People tell me my book has changed their life'

Jan 22nd 2016, 8:00 PM 25,882 Views 36 Comments

Columnist and academic Emer O’Toole talks to us about her work.

Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world
# Waking The Feminists
# Waking The Feminists

Fury, apologies, and calls for respect as feminists shake the Irish theatre world

Nov 12th 2015, 5:36 PM 18,799 Views 172 Comments

An open meeting took place at the Abbey Theatre today.

JD Wetherspoon will turn this former church into a massive Dublin city-centre pub
# Spoons
# Spoons

JD Wetherspoon will turn this former church into a massive Dublin city-centre pub

Nov 11th 2015, 3:53 PM 38,670 Views 85 Comments

The company is expected to spend €3 million-plus on the fit-out.

Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'
# Waking The Feminists
# Waking The Feminists

Abbey Theatre admits its 2016 programme 'does not represent gender equality'

Nov 9th 2015, 11:07 PM 18,535 Views 125 Comments

The statement today follows almost a week of campaigning for equality in the Irish theatre scene.

This story of a suspected IRA member is as relevant today as it was in 1923
# Shadow Of A Gunman
# Shadow Of A Gunman

This story of a suspected IRA member is as relevant today as it was in 1923

Jul 11th 2015, 10:00 AM 11,913 Views 17 Comments

The Sean O’Casey play is currently on show at the Abbey Theatre. We speak to its director, Wayne Jordan.

Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours?
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Can these famous names help write and perform six plays in 24 hours?

Feb 1st 2015, 4:00 PM 8,403 Views 9 Comments

Oh yes they can.

This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell
# Drama Queen
# Drama Queen

This old lady is 110 today and she has some stories to tell

Dec 27th 2014, 12:22 PM 14,544 Views 1 Comment

The Abbey Theatre wants to talk about its history.

Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people
# Seen To Be Heard
# Seen To Be Heard

Shane's parents are Deaf - so he wrote the first Irish play for deaf and hearing people

Dec 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 7,420 Views 4 Comments

The actor stars in a one man show that uses sound, light and Irish Sign Language in a unique way.

Abbey Theatre told to tour more, hire creatives and diversify productions to make money
# GET THE CASH IN
# GET THE CASH IN

Abbey Theatre told to tour more, hire creatives and diversify productions to make money

Jun 30th 2014, 6:37 PM 8,222 Views 12 Comments

During 2009 and 2014, revenues fell by 17 per cent, while public funding fell by 26 per cent.

Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today?
# New Voices
# New Voices

Column: Social media and the Streisand Effect – who dictates popular discourse today?

Feb 6th 2014, 12:45 PM 157 Views 94 Comments

Guess what? Traditional media no longer gets to dictate we can (or should) care about – as Panti Bliss, Pussy Riot and a host of other activists and individuals have proved, writes Lisa McInerney.

100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days
# Viral
# Viral

100,000 people watch Panti video on homophobia in less than two days

Feb 4th 2014, 12:01 PM 19,432 Views 186 Comments

In the video, Panti talks about how the word ‘homophobia’ has been appropriated by other groups since The Saturday Night Show interview.

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people
# Protest
# Protest

Watch Panti's powerful speech about oppression of gay people

Feb 2nd 2014, 9:28 PM 58,660 Views 198 Comments

Rory O’Neill took to the Abbey stage last night to deliver oration on how homosexuality is still stigmatised in Ireland.

Irish actress Susan Fitzgerald dies following long illness
# RIP
# RIP

Irish actress Susan Fitzgerald dies following long illness

Sep 9th 2013, 10:20 PM 23,845 Views 5 Comments

Fitzgerald was one of the most recognisable faces in Irish theatre acting and was married to Michael Colgan, artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin.

Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre
# Smoke
# Smoke

Four fire brigades tend to the Abbey Theatre

Oct 26th 2012, 5:04 PM 10,235 Views 16 Comments

This time it was a case of smoke without fire as a blown bulb at the theatre set the fire alarms off.

Abbey Theatre can rebuild on current site after buying adjoining land
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre can rebuild on current site after buying adjoining land

Sep 26th 2012, 12:21 PM 2,669 Views 5 Comments

The theatre – which had been considered for moves elsewhere in recent years – will now stay at its current location.

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

May 9th 2012, 7:51 PM 2,940 Views 3 Comments

Our essential roundup of the day’s big stories – plus any other bits and pieces you may have missed.

Abbey Theatre to close after asbestos discovery
# Abbey Theatre
# Abbey Theatre

Abbey Theatre to close after asbestos discovery

May 9th 2012, 2:28 PM 4,667 Views 10 Comments

The asbestos, which can cause serious health problems if inhaled, was found during a building inspection in January. The theatre will close for nine weeks.